authenticate memorabilia bought elsewhere ? Do you issue insurance certificates
for memorabilia and rare signed items ?
We offer a FREE authentication service here at
Simply email an image of your item
to [email protected] and we will give you an immediate reply with our
honest professional opinion.
For a small fee we can supply you with a unique,
high quality and detailed insurance certificate to accompany your memorabilia. Click
here to read about our authentication programme
is shipping ?
Shipping costs are calculated on an individual basis
based at checkout, based on the value, size and destination of your order. Please email for a specific quote.
accept credit card payments via PayPal ?
Yes we accept PayPal.
PayPal is a free service which allows to you to to pay for your transaction
quickly and securely via credit card. It is a safe, reliable and convenient
payment method. We do not charge any fees for using PayPal.
How else can I pay for my order ?
Credit card (via
www.paypal.com (free no fees)
Personal Cheque, Money
Order & Postal Order (Only drawn in UK GBP sterling currency, payable to www.rareandsigned.com
Bank transfer (UK sterling)
Cash (UK sterling)
Where do you get all your books from ?
We have collected First
Edition books and rare autographed memorabilia since 1980. We buy from well
established auction houses and private collections. We also host our own signing events from time to time with celebrities and
attend as many book signings and events as possible.
offer a COA ?
The use of COA's
(Certificate of Authenticity) has become much abused in today's market, and
they are often no longer worth the paper they are printed on. Nowadays, anybody with
a decent printer can make the worse fake signature in the world appear to have
the most exceptional provenance. Although we do still issue certificates, these now include important key security features including matching serial numbers and an image of the actual item on each certificate and where possible details of the signing. We
also offer a full authentification service for private and insurance purposes
(see above for further details).
First Edition Harry Potter books are worth the most money
The first printings of
the original first three UK hardbacks (not the large print or special editions)
have fetched the largest sums at auction. The special editions can also be
worth considerably more than the cover price.
Genuine signed copies of
such titles can also add considerable value to the price.